1952 in History – What happened in year 1952

✅ Published on April 8th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1952 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1952.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1952 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
26 januarySpontaneous anti-British riots erupted in Cairo following the killings of 50 Egyptian auxiliary police the day before.
06 februaryElizabeth II ascended to the thrones of the United Kingdom,Canada, Australia, New Zealand and three other Commonwealth countriesupon the death of her father, George VI.
21 februaryProtesters in Dhaka, East Pakistan, walked into militarycrossfire demanding the establishment of the Bengali language as anofficial language.
26 februaryVincent Massey was sworn in as the first Canadian-born GovernorGeneral of Canada.
10 marchForbidden by law to seek re-election, former Cuban PresidentFulgencio Batista staged a coup d'état to resume control.
12 marchBritish diplomat Hastings Ismay was appointed as the firstSecretary General of NATO.
15 aprilThe B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered, strategic bomber operated by the United States Air Force for most of the aircraft's history, made its first flight.
28 aprilJapan and China signed the Treaty of Taipei to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, seven years after fighting in that conflict ended due to World War II.
03 mayFirst aircraft C-47 landed at North Pole on May 3, 1952 with Pilot Benedict and co-pilot Joseph O. Fletcher. The expedition, “Operation oil drum”, was attained in less than a month.
07 mayGeoffrey W.A. Dummer presented the idea of integrated circuits on 7th May 7, 1952 in Washington, D.C to the public. Though he was the one who conceived the idea of IC failed to build such a circuit in 1956.
13 mayThe upper house of the Parliament of India, Rajya Sabha held its first sitting on May 13, 1952. Rajya Sabha sits in Rajya Sabha Chamber in Parliament House in the capital city of national, Delhi.
27 mayThe use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.
13 juneSoviet war planes shot down a Swedish military Douglas DC-3A-360 Skytrain carrying out signals intelligence gathering operations, whichwas followed by the shoot down of a Catalina flying boat searching for the Skytrain three days later.
27 juneThe Congress of Guatemala passed Decree 900, redistributingunused lands of sizes greater than 224 acres (0.9 km2) to localpeasants and having a major effect on the nation's land reform movement.
11 augustKing Talal of Jordan abdicated due to health reasons and was succeeded by his eldest son Hussein.
12 augustThirteen Jewish poets in Moscow were executed for espionagebased on false confessions.
06 septemberA prototype aircraft crashed at the Farnborough Airshow inHampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.
19 septemberCharlie Chaplin has been refused entry to return to his home in Hollywood until he has been thoroughly investigated.
23 septemberIn one of the first political uses of television to appealdirectly to the populace, Republican vice presidential candidate RichardNixon delivered the 'Checkers speech', refuting accusations ofimproprieties with contributions to his campaign.
03 octoberTea rationing comes to an end after 12 years in Great Britain. However, Sweets, Meat, Eggs, Butter and sugar are still on ration.
13 octoberConcerns have increased regarding the mounting public debt, which is forecasted to reach 268 billion dollars by the end of the financial year.
14 octoberConcerns have increased regarding the mounting public debt, which is forecasted to reach 268 billion dollars by the end of the financial year.
21 octoberA lot of the members of the Mau Mau movement who were asking for a self government after the state of emergency, are now in police custody. This includes Jomom Kenyatta.
01 novemberThe United States of America successfully explodes the hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. This is reported to be the world's first thermonuclear weapon.
14 novemberAl Martino's 'Here in My Heart' became the first song to belisted at the top of the UK Singles Chart.
25 novemberKorean War-After 42 days of fighting, the Battle of TriangleHill ended as American and South Korean units abandoned their attempt tocapture the 'Iron Triangle'.
25 novemberAgatha Christie's mystery play The Mousetrap, the play with thelongest initial run in history, opened at the Ambassadors Theatre inLondon.
04 decemberLondon has been covered by a lethal smog for four days which has led to the death of around 4000 people .It is evidently created by the smoke soot and sulfur dioxide from the factories, cars and coal fires in homes.
02 MayDe Havilland Comet 1, the world's first jet aircraft, made its first flight from London to Johannesburg, South Africa.
13 MayThe session of the first parliament of independent India began. First Lok Sabha 1952 After the first general elections, the country got its first Lok Sabha. The Indian National Congress won power with 364 seats. With this, Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India. The Indian National Congress then got around 45 percent of the votes.

Famous birthdays in the year 1952:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 March Leigh Matthews / Footballer / Australia
05 MayWillem Witteveen / Politician / Netherlands
05 March Alan Clark / Keyboard Player / United Kingdom
05 AprilJohn C. Dvorak / Author / United States of America
07 OctoberJacques Richard / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
07 January Sammo Hung / Actor / China
11 January Lee Ritenour / Guitarist / United States of America
13 NovemberMark Lye / Golfer / United States of America
13 SeptemberDon Was / Producer / United States of America
14 AprilDavid Urquhart / Bishop / Scotland
17 NovemberTies Kruize / Hockey Player / Netherlands
17 JulyDavid Hasselhoff / Actor / United States of America
21 OctoberBrent Mydland / Keyboard Player / Germany
22 February Albert Bryant / General / United States of America
22 AugustPeter Laughner / Writer / United States of America
23 March Kent Lambert / Rugby Player / New Zealand
25 JuneTim Finn / Writer / New Zealand
25 NovemberGabriele Oriali / Footballer / Italy
29 AugustDave Malone / Writer / United States of America
29 March John Hendricks / Business Man / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1952:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 AprilNarayan Rane / Politician / India
20 AprilNarayan Rane / Politician / India
01 January Shaji N. Karun / Director / India
15 OctoberRaman Singh / Politician / India
20 JuneVikram Seth / Poet / India
03 JulyRohinton Mistry / Author / India
09 January Kaushik Basu / Academic / India
15 JuneSatya Pal Jain / Politician / India
02 AprilDeepak Parashar / Actor / India
27 NovemberBappi Lahiri / Writer / India
23 DecemberPrafulla Kumar Mahant / Politician / India
21 JanuaryPradeep Rawat / Actor / India
30 OctoberDalip Tahil / Actor / India
08 AugustSudhakar Rao / Cricketer / India
04 JanuaryT. S. Thakur / Lawyer / India
06 JulyDr. Nasim Zaidi / Civil Servant / India
04 SeptemberRishi Kapoor / Actor / India
12 DecemberHerb Dhaliwal / Politician / India
25 AugustVijayakanth / Politician / India
05 NovemberVandana Shiva / Author / India
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